So, how long does it really take to plan a wedding? (I know the answer is 'it depends on the wedding', but honestly, we don't even know where to start.) [more inside]
I'm posting this as anonymous as I have some friends and family who read this site, and they don't know we're this serious yet. My girlfriend and I are talking about getting married this summer if we can afford it and afford living together. We're looking at possibly Saint Malo off of Highway 7, Panorama Point or doing something in Rocky Mountain National Park. We're leaning more towards a summer wedding outdoors, June or July. Saint Malo is great, but expensive for what we want ($1000 for a few hours). Panorama Point in Golden Gate State park is more feasible. We're both really practical so we want our friends and family there but not at significant cost or debt. Other then Rocky Mountain National Park or Golden Gate State park, what are some good locations in Colorado for an outdoor wedding? In terms of cost, food for < 30 guests, location, photographer etc... what should we plan to spend? We're talking about doing it on a weekday.
I have to be in a wedding this week and I really don't feel like dealing with the new request about having to wear heels. And I look like a WIDE LOAD in this stupid dress I have to wear. Help me calm down. [more inside]
I have extreme anxiety about leaving the house and being in groups. I'm going to my sister's wedding this holiday weekend. I've worked up to dealing with crowds on ferries, driving there, what I'll be wearing and gifts I'll be giving. I still have no clue what to say to people or what people talk about at these events. Help? Specific special details included. [more inside]
Taking my wedding dress on a plane- Help! I have two options: 1) Take it in the bag and hope that the plane will hang it up in first class even though i am sitting in coach 2) Pack it in my bag (its fairly small and lace) and get it steamed somewhere on the other end. Where can you get things steamed? Do they do that at dry cleaner? What do you recommend? Thank you!!
How do I RSVP to this wedding shower? [more inside]
What are the best movies about weddings?
Two weddings coming up: Wedding A is outside at night, and wedding B is indoors at night and the invitation states that it is "formal." I own two suits: a black wool traditional suit, and this one: http://www.mrporter.com/product/301855 [more inside]
woulda, coulda, shoulda: wedding edition. [more inside]
Ideas for bachelorette party in Providence, RI? I really wanted to do a group hot tub/ sauna thing but have not been able to find a place. I have a group of about 12 ladies. I love the outdoors, spas, games. It would be nice to do something intimate where we can talk and bond. Also, a low price point is important because the girls are all coming from out of town. Thanks so much for your help!
My friend (let's call her Amanda) is having a stagette, which is being planned by a completely different group of friends from the ones that we share. She's known these ladies since childhood, and I hardly know them at all. I feel like Amanda's friends are planning a stagette that goes strongly against Amanda's taste and wishes. Should I say something to the party planners? If so, how? (more inside) [more inside]
Wedding week, visiting parents, close quarters: my parents helped me buy the apartment my fiance and I live in. They'd like to stay on our couch for three nights before the wedding. I love them, like spending time with them, and would want them to stay with us... any other week except this one! Am I being a jerk? [more inside]
Weddings: can we invite some of my second cousins without inviting them all? And how to minimize the fallout it we don't? [more inside]
We need to hire an affordable NYC musician to play at our wedding. Ideally it would be a banjo player but I will settle for something traditional like a violinist. We're on a shoestring budget. DJ recommendations are fine, too. [more inside]
Nontraditional wedding venue users: How did you find your venue? Bonus points if it was in St. Louis
What are some off the beaten path wedding venues in the St. Louis Missouri region? [more inside]
I've been invited to a wedding where I'm only going to know a couple of guests. One of them is a woman who has every right to hate my guts. Help me navigate this. [more inside]
My girlfriend's cousin is getting married in Baltimore. My girlfriend wants me to go. I don't want to. [more inside]
Any good recommendations for using Facebook to handle a wedding in 9 months in South America with North American attendees? Hoping to deal with flight ideas, share travel tips etc. Anyone used the site in this way lately?
In you opinion how much of a wedding can you get for $20,000 in Chicago and the southwest suburbs? [more inside]
Why are there so many Elvis wedding chapels in Las Vegas? Do they have permission from Elvis's estate to operate? Where did the connection between Elvis and weddings come from? [more inside]
Cheap, awesome wedding ideas for a small group? [more inside]
The thought of planning a wedding makes me (female, mid-twenties) want to break out into hives. Problem: my (male, mid-twenties) partner LOVES weddings and desperately wants one. HELP! [more inside]
It looks very much like we're going to have our wedding in a barn. We're purloining every aspect of it from someplace, which includes willing mefites. Hit me with ideas, page suggestions, etc, to make it both interesting and beautiful. Note: Barn is very large, and very old. It is a small budget, but we're crafty, so hit me with all sorts of ideas, costly or otherwise. All the thanks in the world to you for helping.
Movies with marriages, minus the huge wedding? [more inside]
I've been commissioned with planning a cheap couple only wedding in Gatlinburg. What are some things I should know, how can I keep it cheap and what else can they do while there? [more inside]
Late September - 2pm wedding in a Catholic church (although I'm not 100% certain it's a true Catholic ceremony), with reception at 4:30pm. Is this outfit okay to wear? [more inside]
Can you get married at Los Angeles city hall? [more inside]
Can we have any semblance of a wedding in the NYC area when we're not rich? Do you know any dirt-cheap event spaces in Brooklyn or Queens that we can use to accommodate 75 people? Catering and decorating tips for the impoverished? We've got 13 months to plan, lots of motivation, but the piggy bank is low. [more inside]
Perfect wedding venue (inexpensive yacht club in perfect spot in RI) wants a licensed caterer to prepare the food- but my good friends want to cook and are not licensed. -Is there a way to get around this? - Is there a way to find a caterer to do part of the meal and have my friend's supplement the menu with their own dishes? (ones that dont need the kitchen) - Any other advice on getting around this dilemma? -Do most venues have this requirement? Thanks so much!
I'm attending a wedding next weekend, of a couple that has irritated me throughout the course of their tumultuous engagement. I've looked over their many registries, and have found nothing that I consider worthwhile or practical to give in my price range. What are my other alternatives? [more inside]
MrsMoonPie wants to gay marry you, too! But, she needs a website, first. [more inside]
How do I politely say "you aren't invited to my wedding" to (almost) all of our guests. [more inside]
Ideas for my best man/brother's wedding speech? PS He's severely hearing impaired. I can't believe I didn't think to ask this here earlier. My brother/best man is having a tremendously hard time thinking of ways he can deliver his speech at my wedding (in 12 days!). I always say he doesn't have a very thick deaf accent. But I've been hearing it for 20 some years, so I'm a bit biased. In all honesty, people at the wedding would probably have a hard time understanding him. He's really nervous...for good reason. Any ideas?
Short but sweet, can someone more green-fingered than me tell me which flowers are in these bouquets?
DC gay marriage begins tomorrow! I happen to be registered to officiate weddings in DC, and I'd love to help out anyone who wants to be among the first to celebrate this wonderful development. Problem is, I don't know how to get the word out. [more inside]
Minimalist vow-exchangers: any regrets later on not having a wedding? [more inside]
Help me find excellent wedding gifts for my coworkers in India! [more inside]
ETIQUETTE FILTER: Why is it taboo for an expectant mother to publicize her own baby shower? [more inside]
Help me not epically fail as my sister's maid of honor. [more inside]
Help! We need an interesting wedding venue in NJ for spring or summer of 2010. [more inside]
Should I just tell my parents to go to hell? [more inside]
Help us make a special and creative gift for a newly-married friend! [more inside]
Marriage in WAY northern New Hampshire (20 miles south of Canadian border - we're talking five hours from Boston.) Family is there, but we live on west coast. Great! Problem: music. We need a GOOD band and DJ. Save us from typical oldies/blues-rock/jazzy/swingy mish-mash. Doesn't have to be a typical wedding band, though it should be a group that can entertain a varied (grandparents, parents, friends, etc.) crowd. Maybe MeFiers from VT, Maine, or NH have suggestions? We don't want to spend a lot of $$$, but all suggestions, as well as creative (non-band) solutions, and off-list contacts, are welcome...
What percentage of people invited to a wedding would you expect to give a gift? [more inside]
I don't believe in marriage. Everyone around my partner and me is getting married and she's getting depressed. How can I show my girl I love her just as much as the guys in rental tuxedos love theirs? [more inside]
Weddings freak me out, why? [more inside]
Please help me make our upcoming 8-months-overdue wedding reception memorable and meaningful to those who weren't at our actual wedding. [more inside]
What's involved in my performing a wedding in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an Irish - or even Northern Irish - poem or extract, on the topic of love or romance, that would be suitable to be read out at a civil wedding (ie, no references to God or religion allowed) [more inside]
Are stag and does/buck and does a soley Ontario thing? [more inside]